At the recent Wizard World Philadelphia convention (which took place this past June) there was a particular cosplayer getting an enormous amount of attention and upon laying eyes on him, it was easy to see why. With his tailored purple suit, white makeup and sly grin it looked as if The Joker had sprung to life from Batman: The Animated Series. Itâ€™s easy to say that he was a big hit among those attending the con to the point that people were lining up and taking turns to be photographed with him.
Fast forward three months later and I stumbled upon the cosplayers online profile. His name is Paul and I discovered that he has a very impressive collection of costumes. After witnessing his impact on the convention crowd and being highly interested in him myself, I took this opportunity to interview him for Major Spoilers about the hobby of cosplay.
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I’m not going to Russell the punchline in this very strange and very funny Batman and Joker fan PSA.
I’m sure the folks at Warner Bros. and DC are just cringing in their seats right now. That’s nothing compared to the other vids, which we’ll run over the next couple of weeks for your enjoyment.
First it was Invincible getting the animated treatment, now Warner Bros. is announcing something very similar.
UPDATE: I just finished watching the 22 minute Chapter 1, and I must say it looks really good.Â The images are taken from the graphic novel, and do include word balloons and the like, but what makes this one stand out is that the panels are animated, with the figures moving, and shifting through the scene.Â The only thing that would have made this first episode better would have been if they could have gotten the character’s mouths to move.Â Other than that, it is worth checking out over on iTunes.
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Premiere announced today a new way for graphic novel fans to connect with their favorite characters and the stories they know and love through short-form digital content. â€œWarner Premiereâ€™s Motion Comicsâ€ draw on a massive amount of source material to bring a visually engaging experience to life through the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork. The highly anticipated debut episode of DC Comics â€œWatchmenâ€ is now available exclusively as a free iTunes download for the next two weeks via Entertainment Weeklyâ€™s website (www.ew.com/watchmen). Beginning August 2, the debut â€œWatchmenâ€ Motion Comic will be available on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) for purchase and download for $1.99. In addition, the Eisner Award-winning â€œBatman: Mad Loveâ€ starring Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn can be downloaded to own from Xbox Live and available on Verizon Wirelessâ€™ V CAST Video service starting July 22. A full lineup of â€œWarner Premiereâ€™s Motion Comicsâ€ and release dates will be announced shortly after Comic-Con.
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